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Summit Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

565 Ratings
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADR on 03-04-2002

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Photo of MNAle
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a very dark color, almost black. Creamy tan head with moderate lacing. Sweet, malty smell. Initial taste is nicely balanced hop bitterness with malts, then the smoky, roasted flavor comes to the fore. This smoky taste remains the dominate character of this beer. Nice body, but not really thick. Smooth and creamy. The aftertaste is bitter, but not overbearing. I like this beer.

Photo of klub24
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.58/5  rDev -6%

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie poured into glass.

Appearance (4.25) : Almond-beige colored cap with a three fingered head, tightly knit and creamy. Recedes at a slow pace and sticks around for awhile. Body is a 95% opaque, coffee-brown/black body.

Aroma (4) : Plant, roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, some faint grassy hop. A nice balance of malt and hop character with a little slant towards the malt.

Taste (3.25) : The roasted coffee bean comes out immediately, following with some planty flavors, faint citrus hop, ending with a bitter roast bean finish. A bit malty in feel, but flavor actually slants towards hoppiness. Yes, this is on the bitter side of porter-dom.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Zingy carbonation at the tip of the tongue with a creamy malty feel throughout the palate. Ends roasty and semi-dry.

Overall (3.58) : I've had better porters but this one isn't all that bad. Compared to other porters this one is a bit more bitter, more planty, and a bit more zingy in the mouthfeel. More bitter than I'd like, as I like malty porters. That being said, it's not one of my favorites. Summit has some other great choices though, so check them out!

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great Northern Porter pours a black color with a huge fluffy lacing head. There is a big bold sharp malty aroma. The taste has a huge big rich creamy malty flavor, hints of smoke. Nice strong flavor, just the slightest bit watery. Overall its a very tasty porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.